Because the property is destined for commercial use, it is likely to be large, larger than a typical residential unit in any case. It is also likely to be located in a highly condensed area earmarked for commercial or industrial use only, although it is not uncommon to find commercial properties used for manufacturing and/or processing work, shoulder to shoulder with other properties (used for other, variegated purposes) in an urban city environment.
But in the developed business or economic environment, such property development is subjected to licensing and a host of procedural requirements as laid down by the municipal or city authorities. One requirement may well be that your commercial renovation contractor is required to carry a license to practice. It is no longer the case that you will simply be able to hire the proverbial jack of all trades neighborhood contractor, better known as a straightforward builder or just another handyman.
Work procedures are integrated and conducted in a highly professional manner. If he is not encouraging the process himself, it will be designated to all stakeholders the guidelines and codes that renovation work must follow. There will be the initiation of the project by the contractor. Once all project plans have been drawn up, the owner of the property will be required to scrutinize them, always with one eye on his budget.
Best business practice may even involve the work of a secondary consultant to help rubberstamp the project initiation. Again, this can only happen if the contractor is a licensed service provider, knowing full well all codes and regulations that will need to be followed. Other stakeholders involved, as the scale of the project may dictate, could include architects, electrical engineers and plumbing works specialists, with the commercial renovation contractor leading the way as project manager.